Published: 4 June 2007 at 14:58
The 2007 Annual Lecture of the European Business Association Cambridge (EBAC), held on Anglia Ruskin University’s Cambridge Campus, for the first time brought together students of the Ashcroft International Business School (AIBS), academic staff and high profile corporate guests to meet and interact with one of the City’s most high-calibre business personalities.
Paul Boyle, Chief Executive of the Financial Reporting Council (FRC), the UK’s most important independent regulator, presented the talk entitled, ‘Why should you believe what you read in company reports?’ He is regarded as one of the leaders who will most influence industry and business in 2007 and currently listed on the ‘Top 25 Power List’ in the UK (Accountancy Age).
He is also noted for starting the debate on audit competition by commissioning the Oxera Report on which the Big Four accounting firms – PricewaterhouseCoopers, KPMG, Ernst & Young and Deloitte – disagreed bitterly. Being regarded as one of the top issues of the day, he provided a copy of the much-discussed report and introduced the FRC’s strategic framework, its current priorities and the key international developments affecting corporate reporting and governance.
Professor Martin Reynolds, Dean of AIBS said:
Norman Müller, EBAC’s Chairman notes:
Since its outset in 1999, the student-run association attracts globally leading corporations of various sectors for the recruitment of the business school’s strongest graduates.
In October, EBAC will commence a new term involving a variety of events with partner companies – including the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, Ernst & Young, KPMG, the Bank of England, UBS, Lloyds of London and the United Kingdom Parliament – who are active sponsors of EBAC’s activities.